Paris - Post Report Question and Answers

Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?

Yes - Aug 2022

Yes. - May 2022

Yes, it can be 3-5 days, but if you pay for the internet between the previous owner and you, then you can keep their line and have it when you move in. However, Orange is now offering 5G and would be worth getting. - Sep 2021

Yes - it was installed before I arrived. - Jul 2020

Yes, no problems. - Jan 2018

Yes - very available. Expensive but I think it's expensive like in the U.S. :) - Aug 2015

Yes, the embassy arranges a cable-internet-phone package from Numericable for about 50 euro a month. You can also get it on your own from other companies. - Feb 2015

Yes, and not THAT unreasonable. - Jun 2013

Cheap. We have a Numericable package through the Embassy for internet and phone (including free calls to the US and dozens of other countries) for less than $35 per month. - Jan 2011

Yes, we have been really happy with our local phone/DSL/cable combination that costs 30 Euros a month and includes free calls to the U.S. and a number of other countries. - Apr 2009

Yes. It's usually cheaper if you get it bundled with your cable TV and phone. But don't expect the cable company to meet even America's pitiful standards of good service. - Dec 2008

High-speed internet is available. If your computer is over 3 years old, you might need to purchase an internet card to receive wireless internet here (France uses a different signal of course).Newer laptops don't seem to have a problem. I have a telephone/internet combo through Orange that costs about 52 euro a month. I can talk long distance to family/friends for hours for free so it is a good deal. Customer service with the internet companies is horrible, so if you have any troubles setting up your system, you will need a French speaking friend to help you out or pay someone to come to your home and install it. - Jun 2008

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